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Volunteers and Visitors

Volunteers

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 Do you want to volunteer in one of our schools?  

Wonderful!  We appreciate you for donating your time to our scholars. In order to ensure the safety of all of our scholars, volunteers must first pass a criminal background check that includes submitting fingerprints before they can begin.

Here is the process:

  • Step 1: Contact the building principal about getting the authorization form completed. 
  • Step 2: Take the completed authorization form and a valid state ID to the Administration Center (2601 Pole Ave). Please call 440-233-2271 before you arrive to check that the necessary staff and equipment are available.  
  • Step 3: When you arrive at the Administration Center fill out a fingerprinting release form and submit your fingerprints.
  • Step 4: Follow up with the building principal or program coordinator about when to begin volunteering.
Volunteers need to complete a new background check each year.
Background checks for volunteers are free of charge. 

Visitors Policy

The Board encourages parents and other citizens of the District to be active participants in the education of our children through school visitations.

To ensure the safety and security of the school community and an orderly process of visitation, the Board requires all community members to follow classroom, building, and District procedures when visiting schools. The District also reserves the right to decline visitation by any person who interferes with the educational process, invades the privacy of students, threatens the safety of any child or employee, or for any other reason deemed appropriate.

Whether attending an assembly, observing a classroom, or any other activity during the scheduled school day, all visitors must immediately upon entering a District building report to the main office or other designated area to sign in.

Parents and legal guardians may request a classroom visitation with their child at any time by reporting to the office and making a request to the principal or his/her designee. Upon approval, the parent or guardian will be required to sign in as a visitor and will be directed to the appropriate room by a school official.

Community members and others, who request a visitation in a classroom other than their child’s room, must complete at least two days in advance the “Request to Visit” form which includes number of visitors, frequency, duration, purpose, and visitor identification information. This does not apply to police, court representatives or other persons acting in an official capacity. Upon approval and appropriate advance notice, community members and others should report to the office, sign in, and be directed by a school official to the appropriate location.

When possible, the principal will notify and/or confer with appropriate teachers when approving visitation requests.

Because of space restrictions, generally not more than two adult visitors will be permitted to observe a particular classroom at one time. When visiting classrooms or other District facilities, visitors must comply with safety procedures.

Appeals of visitation denial should be submitted to the Superintendent. Any unauthorized person on school property will be reported to the principal or Superintendent. The person may be asked to leave and/or the police contacted. Failure to leave when asked will subject the person to criminal charges.

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